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  • Nonpartisan candidates for April 2017 election can start collecting signatures Tuesday

    With this bitter and acrimonious election still two months away, we’ll understand if you don’t want to read about the one to follow five months later.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Bernie Sanders urges turned-off voters to turn out for Hillary Clinton

    KENT, Ohio – In a pair of university stops in battleground Ohio on Saturday, Bernie Sanders used his enduring popularity with young voters to urge sup ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • After summer of attacking Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton focuses on herself

    WASHINGTON – All summer long, Hillary Clinton delighted in snappy attack lines about Donald Trump.WASHINGTON – All summer long, Hillary Clinton deligh ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Donald Trump glosses over past actions, and hopes voters do same

    WASHINGTON – With each scripted speech, shift in policy and attempt to whitewash his past behavior, Donald Trump is brazenly betting that voters now s ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • McHenry County recorder race dominated by question of its need

    The election for the otherwise mundane political office of McHenry County recorder has been made interesting by the question of whether it needs to co ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump's job forecast is not so bold

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump's prediction that 25 million jobs would be created by his economic plan in a decade isn't nearly as bold as it might sound. ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 3:36 pm
  • Melania Trump releases more immigration details, no records

    WASHINGTON – Melania Trump released a letter Wednesday from an immigration attorney that provided more detail on what she said was her legal pathway t ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 2:27 pm
  • Democratic McHenry County Board candidate Kenneth Miller dies

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County Board Democratic candidate Kenneth Miller died Friday, prompting the party to go to a former board member as a last-minu ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Lakewood trustee to contribute his salary to new anti-tax effort

    LAKEWOOD – Trustee Paul Serwatka will now accept his salary as an elected official – to kick into a new political fund to fight for tax relief.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • McHenry County state's attorney candidates make their cases to voters

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Heroin use, expanding the county’s specialty courts and reducing the budget are among the top priorities of the McHenry County state’s ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 12:26 am
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